HMS Bandolero (FY 188)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||21 Jan 1935|
|Lost||30 Dec 1940|
Completed in February 1935.
(Lt.Cdr. Francis Mervyn Wynter Harris, RNR) Sunk in a collision with the Australian destroyer HMAS Waterhen off Sollum, eastern Mediterranean on 30 December 1940. There were no casualties.
Commands listed for HMS Bandolero (FY 188)
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|1||Skr. Alfred Walter Craig, RNR||19 Oct 1939||2 Apr 1940|
|2||T/Lt. John Scott, RNVR||2 Apr 1940||May 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Francis Mervyn Wynter Harris, RNR||1 May 1940||30 Dec 1940|
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Notable events involving Bandolero include:
30 Dec 1940
HMAS Waterhen (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, RN) arrived of Sollum and commenced an A/S patrol.
At 2105C/30, she collided with the A/S trawler HMS Bandolero (Lt.Cdr. F.M.W. Harris, RNR) and the trawler sank at 2150C/30. HMAS Waterhen was able to pick up the entire crew of HMS Bandolero.
HMAS Waterhen continued the A/S patrol despite damage to her bow. (1)
- ADM 53/113482 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Waterhen for December 1940
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.